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Maggie's Nightmare

Maggie's Nightmare: Chapter Six

Thanks to everyone who has read this story and have subscribed - you made my day today :)

And, a Special Thank you to TheUndead for commenting on Chapter Five. Yes, poor Glenn ... and poor Maggie! They're both in for a lot more drama and heartache in this story. The Governor has big plans for Maggie and their baby, so you know that spells trouble for Maggie, Glenn and the rest of the group.

now back to our story ...


Governor’s POV – present day in his apartment at Fort Benning

I had asked that James come back and pick me up for the meeting tonight, and it felt like only a short time had passed. But, it wasn’t long before I heard him knock at the door. “Hey, Boss. Time to head on over to the command post!”

He banged a few more times on the door. “Boss!”

"I’ll be down in a minute."

"Sure thing, Boss!"

I heard his military boots as he walked heavily down the hallway away from my apartment. I had been daydreaming about Maggie, and although his return was an unwelcome one bringing me back to reality and the task at hand; I knew it was time to get back to the business of war.
I met James downstairs and jumped into the Humvee where he was waiting. He smiled and asked if everything was okay.

“Sure is, James. Everything is … great …

I’ve decided that it’s time to finally time to make our move at the prison.”

I smiled slyly.

"That’s great news … I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear you say that. Bout time we rescued those poor folk at the prison!"

I always found James’ enthusiasm interesting. Ironic that such a tough guy would be so sentimental at times. Didn’t suit him, I thought. Sentimentality gets you killed these days.

"I’ve decided to make some changes to our original plan; less shock and awe."

"Really? What’re you thinkin’?"

"Well, originally, we planned to go in with our tanks and guns blazing. But, I’m wondering now if perhaps … perhaps that might risk too many civilian casualties."

"Well, you always said you were prepared for some causalities; just as long as most of the prisoners were freed."

"Well, James. I’m thinking now there might be another way. I’d like to go over it tonight with you and the other Lieutenants and see what your …professional opinion is. Would that be alright with you?"

"Sure thing. I have always thought that when dealing with any hostage situation, the fewer casualties the better - obviously. So, if you’ve got some new ideas, I can definitely work with the others to create a new plan of attack. I had always thought there were other tactics that we could use to secure the release of the prisoners. Glad to hear you’ve changed your mind."

James seemed pleased with this, as he had been the strongest voice of opposition when I originally discussed my plans for attacking the prison.

"Yes, well … let’s definitely explore those options tonight."

"Will do."

We pulled the Humvee up to the mess hall at Fort Benning, which we had since converted into our central command post. When I walked inside, I could see Martinez, Shumpert and five of my other Lieutenants waiting for us.

"Well, let’s get down to business; shall we?"

I sat down at the foremost table near the front of the hall; the men following my lead.

"I’ve decided that it is time to finally make our move. But, I’d like to alter our plan a little…
I’ve decided that we shouldn’t use all out force when we take the prison. I’ve asked James to offer some other options where there might be fewer casualties for our men and the prisoners. James? I’d like to your ideas, if you don’t mind.”

"No problem. Well, from the beginning I felt an all out assault on the prison would most likely get most of the prisoners killed whether by our own weapons, or by the group at the prison. I think the best results would be to draw out their best fighters. Kill as many of them as we can, and then call a truce of some sort with the remaining members of the prison."

"That sounds like a good plan, but how do you intend to draw the fighters out and why would the rest of the group call a truce with us after we killed most of their fighters?"

Martinez was definitely skeptical of the plan, I could tell. He knew why I originally wanted to get revenge with Rick’s group, and avoiding casualties of the people at the prison had never been a priority before.

So, I shot him a punitive glance.

After learning about Maggie’s condition, I had already been toying with the idea of how to get her away from the battle while still killing the rest of the group. The old plan would certainly not guarantee her safety, or the safety of my child. So, as we sat there and discussed some possibilities it finally came to me!

"I agree with James … there’s always another way. But how do we draw out their soldiers? Why would they leave the safety of their prison? After my previous experiences with them, I can tell you one thing that would definitely get their attention … if we took one of their own. They’d have no choice but to come after that person."

James seemed to jump on the idea, “That could work Governor …It would definitely be a good tactical move. By removing one of the core members of their group and taking them as a hostage, I believe it would force them from the prison and make them go on the offensive. We could then set a trap, letting us capture or kill any of the fighters that come looking for the hostage.”

James paused and looked down at the map in front of him. He seemed to be working out the details in his head.

"We can draw them out, set a trap. And, then … any members of the group remaining at the prison would be forced to either surrender or at very least they would be more open to a hostage exchange - one of theirs for all of ours. I like it; I think it is our best option."

Martinez interjected, “Yeah, but who would we take hostage? It would have to be someone we know they would come for. I’m not that sure we can get close enough to any of the core members of their group.”

I smiled and glared over at Martinez; I could see he feared my response, “You’re right, Martinez. It would have to be someone we know the group would try to rescue. During our surveillance, I believe that we have identified several core members of the group that would be good targets. There are a few women in the core of their group that would certainly elicit an emotional response from the group. If we were to take these targets, I believe we would draw out some of their best into a trap – hopefully killing most of them in this initial offensive move. With many of their fighters and soldiers dead, the remaining members of the group would be forced to surrender the prison and release the Woodbury captives.”

James started making some notes and circling areas on the map.

“If we move one of our tanks to the high ground here; the hill overlooking the prison. We can provide some firepower that will provide as a distraction, while we make our move.”

"Governor, you mentioned you had some targets in mind. How do you suppose we get close enough?" Martinez asked questioning where I was going with all of this.

"James and I were surveying the prison earlier today and I happened to recognize one of the women from their group. She was with another woman tending the crops and garden they have planted just outside the prison yard. Only one metal fence surrounds the perimeter there and we know our vehicles can easily drive through this fence. Next time she is in the outer perimeter, we should make our move."

James looked concerned, “Why this woman? How do you know she is one of their core members?”

"She was a captive at Woodbury, brought in by my previous second in command. They were caught trying to sabotage some of the walls of Woodbury. After some interrogation it was revealed that they were from this prison group, and they had been trying to open up some of the perimeter and let biters in. Guess they didn’t like other survivors being so close; felt threatened by what we had at Woodbury."

"So, you can confirm and identify this woman?"

"Yes, I can, James." I looked over at him a little annoyed. "She’s hard to miss; she’s pregnant."

James didn’t seem to like that very much, “So, you want us to snatch a pregnant lady and hold her hostage? Perhaps another member of the group would work better?”

"No, James, I don’t think so. She’s perfect. There is no way that Rick and the others won’t try for an immediate rescue. Maggie will be our target, understood?"

"Affirmative. I just want to make sure we do this right. Don’t want any innocent people getting hurt if we can help it. Especially, a pregnant lady."

"Oh, trust me, James. I wouldn’t want any harm to come to Maggie either. In fact, that is a direct order in this mission. She is to be extracted and no harm should come to her; at any and all costs."

"Ok, Boss. Plan sounds solid" he nodded in approval. "I think we can definitely move forward. Let’s round up the men tomorrow and go over the strategy for the extraction of the hostage. Once the men have been informed, all we need to do is wait …

… wait for the hostage … what was her name?”

"Maggie" I answered.

"We’ll wait for the next time Maggie is in the outer yard, and then we’ll make our move. Snatch and grab; quick and easy."

"It’s final then. Tomorrow we inform the men."

I relished in the knowledge that my patience had paid off. I would be getting my revenge soon. Rick, Michonne, Daryl and the rest of those rats will be dead soon. And, Maggie. She’ll be mine within the week. This plan couldn’t be more perfect. I laughed a bit under my breath.

"Something funny, Boss?"

"No, James. Just so glad we can finally end all of this and move on with making a life here at The Commonwealth."

Several of the other Lieutenants began to talk amongst themselves: Lt. John Meyers, one of our youngest Lieutenants chimed in, “Yeah, it sure will be nice to have some women round here finally! We could use a women’s touch around The Commonwealth.”

"What do you know bout a woman’s touch?" Martinez laughed.

"I know well enough! Well, enough that they’re the one thing that’s missin’ from this place!" Meyers seemed offended.

"Well, don’t you worry. We should have plenty of them before we know it. Then, we’ll have a whole other problem … who gets which one!" Martinez explained to Meyers.

"Alright, guys. We’ll be figuring out all that stuff soon enough. Let’s focus on the task at hand."

Meyers and Martinez did bring up an interesting topic though. This was something I would have to organize eventually with the men here. There were certainly more men here at the Fort than there are women at the prison. Don’t think any of these guys will be getting their own; except for me of course. But, I will have to come up with a solution to that problem.

It was the one thing I promised them in the beginning – women. Women not only meant sex, but they also meant the survival of the human race. Without women, all us men would just die alone out here. So, while some of the men had decided to go along with this rescue and revenge mission because it was the right thing to do; the others were in it for primal reasons – sex and procreation. It’s a good enough reason as any. I just needed all of them to support the mission and it didn’t matter what I had to say to get them to agree.

I excused the men back to their quarters, and scheduled a meeting with the men the next morning. I had James drive me back to my apartment. We sat in silence for a while before James chimed in.

“Sure will be nice having some women and children here - give us more of a sense of community, don’t you think Boss?”

I nodded yes, “Yes. That will be nice.”

"You’re gonna make sure things stay civil here once the women and children arrive, won’t you?"

He paused; he seemed worried.

"The only reason I ask is just … I hear some of the men carry on sometimes. You should hear what some of them been sayin.’ Just ain’t right. Don’t think all these men can be trusted with them, that’s all."

"Well, I assure, James. I will make the safety of all of the citizens of The Commonwealth my top priority. And, with you as 2nd command, I know I can count on you to help me keep order here, can’t I?"

"You sure can."

He seemed to get lost in his thoughts and we sat in silence the remaining ride to my apartment.

"Well, don’t you worry bout all that right now. Let’s first get them here – then we can worry about the rest. What do you say?"

James nodded in agreement.

"Alright then. See you at the meeting tomorrow. Got a big day ahead of us."

As I headed back upstairs, I thought how very sweet this revenge was going to be. I’d have all their heads on spikes soon; Michonne, Rick, Glenn, Daryl –all of them!

And then, I thought of Maggie, and our baby. I couldn’t help but smile at the thought that this may very well be last night I spend in this apartment alone. This time tomorrow, I could have my family here. Better rest tonight. Got a big day ahead of us indeed …

END CHAPTER SIX

Notes

As you can see, things are being set in motion here at Fort Benning. I also wanted to introduce some new characters from Fort Benning - as they will be players later on in the story.

This chapter was definitely a transitional chapter, but don’t worry -The Governor will continue to get more evil as the story progresses and things are going to get a lot worse before they get better …

Thanks for again for reading and please leave comments before you leave :-D

Comments

oh my goodness. This is good. You have done an amazing job writing this. I am a little sad, I have reached the end and I like it so much. I need to finish it.... Im worried about what will happen. But I am excited

RedneckDaryl16 RedneckDaryl16
3/24/15

oh my goodness. This is good. You have done an amazing job writing this. I am a little sad, I have reached the end and I like it so much. I need to finish it.... Im worried about what will happen. But I am excited

RedneckDaryl16 RedneckDaryl16
3/24/15

This story is really good!!! I read My Guardian and I could not stop. I love Bethyl and Maggie and Glenn. I really hope you add to both stories...... I really cannot stop reading them.

Bethyl333 Bethyl333
3/23/15

This story is amazing! I love the way you're having The Governor be more like he was in the comics... poor Maggie! I also like that while this is mainly about Maggie and The Governor, you've put some Bethyl in there. Can't wait for the next chapter!

Anonymous101 Anonymous101
3/21/15

@The Viking

haha thanks:')

PizzaGlenn PizzaGlenn
2/21/15